Classical Routes


March 5th, 2003 ~ For too long classical and popular music have existed in different worlds, and on this American Routes we'll take a look at where those worlds have actually collided: how high art music crosses over with the folk, jazz, and avant-garde forms. Music from George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Scott Joplin, Stephen Foster, Mark O'Connor and Steve Reich. Plus the adventures of 19th century New Orleans pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk. It's roots with strings on American Routes.

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  • Open Bed: Creole Eyes Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher
    Danza, STR
  • Chopin's One Minute Waltz James Carroll Booker
    Let's Make a Better World: Live in Leipzig 1977,
  • The Entertainer Marcus Roberts
    Joy of Joplin, Sony
  • I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say Jelly Roll Morton
    Jazzin' The Blues, Westside
  • Instrumental: Kismet Rag Scott Joplin
    King of Ragtime Writers, Biograph
  • SEGMENT: Fred Starr on Gottschalk
  • Symphony No.1 (Afro-American): I. Moderato assai William Grant Still
    Still: Symphony No.1 / Ellington: 'River' Suite - Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chandos
  • Concerto for Cootie Duke Ellington
    Battle of the Bands Duke Ellington vs. Count Basie, BMG
  • Instrumental: Rhapsody In Blue George Gershwin
    Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls, Nonesuch
  • CLIP: Wynton Marsalis
  • Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child Wynton Marsalis
    Portrait, Sony
  • Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child Paul Robeson
    Songs of Free Men 1940-1945, Sony Classical
  • Indiana Art Tatum
    The Complete Capitol Recordings, Capitol
  • I Loves You Porgy Nina Simone
    My Baby Just Cares For Me, Charly
  • Novelty Abridgement of Rhapsody in Blue Borah Minnivitch & Harmonica Rascals
    From Gershwin's Time: 1920-1945, Sony Classical
  • O, Susanna Carson Robison & His Pioneers
    Home, Sweet Home on the Prairie, ASV
  • Open Bed: Schizoozy Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor
    Appalachia Waltz, Sony
  • Russian Rag Lieut. Jim Europe and the 369th Hell Fighter Band
    The Complete Recordings, Memphis Archives
  • Julian En El Cabaret Orquesta Tipica Criolla
    The Cuban Danzon: Before There Was Jazz 1906-1929, Arhoolie
  • Will O' The Wisp Miles Davis and Gil Evans
    Sketches of Spain, Columbia
  • CLIP: Hannibal Lokumbe
  • Libation: Harvest, 16th Century West Africa - Girot: 'Dafengba! Hannibal
    Hannibal: African Portraits, TELDEC
  • Electric Counterpoint (Slow) Steve Reich and Pat Metheny
    Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint, Elektra/Nonesuch
  • Emanuele Arciuli, piano
    Live at the Miller Theatre in 2002, U of Cincinnati,
  • Round Midnight Thelonious Monk
    Thelonious Monk, Blue Note
  • Lament I Moondog
    Moondog, CBS
  • Instrumental: Elegy for William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg Brad Mehldau
    Elegiac Cycle, Warner
  • Minor Swing Django Reinhardt
    The Best of Django Reinhardt, Blue Note
  • Sweet Georgia Brown Yehudi Menuhin & Stephane Grappelli
    Jalousie, Angel
  • CLIP: Mark O'Connor
  • 1B Yo Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Mark O'Connor
    Appalachian Journey, Sony Classical
  • Artistry In Western Swing Tex Williams & His Western Caravan
    Heroes of Country Music Vol.1, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Sonata V John Cage
    Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, Naxos
  • Crossroads Turtle Island String Quartet
    A Retrospective, Windham Hill
  • Roll Over Beethoven Charlie Feathers
    Honky Tonk Man, New Rose
  • Prolog Marianne Faithful
    The Seven Deadly Sins, RCA
  • Marie Randy Newman
    Good Old Boys, Reprise
  • Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin & Paul Whiteman
    Historic Gershwin Recordings, Sony
  • End Bed: Aunt Hagar's Blues James P. Johnson
    The Original James P. Johnson 1942-45, Folkways